3 Hydration Tablets to Keep Your Electrolytes Balanced

Replenish after a workout, illness or during travel with these three hydration tablets.

African American woman drinking an energy drink at the gym
Give your water a flavorful, electrolyte-enhanced boost.Getty Images

If you want to be in optimal health with plenty of energy, you can’t let your electrolytes get out of whack. Things like air travel, illness and even a vigorous workout can cause imbalances in your body’s sodium, chloride and magnesium levels. Refresh and restore with these hydration tablets.

Nuun Immunity:
Sweetened with stevia extract. Drop each fizzy tablet into 16 ounces of water.Amazon

Why sip a plain old sports drink when you can rehydrate and give yourself a nutrition boost at the same time? Many hydration tablets and powders now also include vitamins and minerals, plus other good-for-you additions such as inflammation-fighting turmeric or ginger.

Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier, Electrolyte Powder
Sweetened with non-GMO cane sugar and stevia extract.Amazon

Sports drinks and hydration supplements work by replenishing your body’s electrolytes after extended periods of sweating or other fluid loss. Electrolytes include sodium, calcium, potassium and some other essential minerals. If you’re concerned about sugar intake or calories, be sure to check nutrition labels before you sip.

Hydralyte Electrolyte Hydration Tablets, Orange, 20 Count
Sweetened with sucralose (the ingredient in Splenda) and mannitol (a sugar alcohol).Amazon

Hydration tablets and powders are a convenient and eco-friendly substitute for traditional sports drinks. They’re easy to drop into your purse or gym bag and, unlike a bottled drink, won’t get you stopped by the TSA at the airport!